A Practical Guide To Scrapebox – The Only Scrapebox Tutorial You Need

scrapebox tutorialScrapebox is like the Swiss army knife of SEO tools.

It should be in everybody’s arsenal and can be used for a huge range of functions.

A lot of people have asked me for a dedicated Scrapebox tutorial series & well, here it is :)

What You Will Learn

  • What it does
  • How to build footprints
  • How to scrape in bulk
  • How to use it for keyword research
  • How to buy expired domains
  • How to analyse links
  • How to get guest posts

  • How to blast comments
  • How to build niche specific comments
  • Page rank sculpting
  • How to automate everything
  • How to analyse competitor backlinks
  • How to use the free addons

You will also get a bunch of exclusive resources and links to additional tutorials teaching you how to use it like a pro!


Download The Scrapebox Tutorial In PDF Format

This was the culmination of months of hard work from Jacob King along with contributions from Charles Floate & Chris Dyson.

So props to them – it was so good I wanted to share it here with you all!

You should check out some of their other posts-

Scrapebox Discount Code

To close off the Scrapebox tutorial, I wanted to show you the cheapest place to buy it.

There’s an exclusive Scrapebox discount available for users of the BlackHatWorld forum.

But you can access that directly here without being a member which will save you $30 off the usual price.

208 Responses

  1. Jason

    Is this still useful today?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 23rd, 2020 at 9:40 am

      Yes, it is :)

  2. Brendan Hal

    Thanks for the info, this scrape box has definitely peaked my interest…

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 16th, 2020 at 8:24 am

      Glad to hear it Brendan!

    • Law classes
      August 15th, 2020 at 8:53 am

      good post , very informative.


    thank you so much

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 3rd, 2019 at 1:48 am

      Hope you found it helpful

  4. iswanto

    thank you so much

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 10th, 2019 at 11:47 am

      Hope you found it useful

  5. Thiruvenkatam

    Bought Scrapebox but never used it for six months. Reason I don’t know where to start and how to start. Finally landed here and started using it with the help of guidelines provided here. Thanks for the detailed guide.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 6th, 2019 at 12:36 am

      No worries – hope you can make good use of it now.

  6. politicalmembers

    great content, i got some knowledge on blog commenting

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Pleased to hear it.

  7. BS.Gusain

    Strong website / blog da pa increase post.

    Thanks again

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 15th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Great news, no problem.

  8. Juan Pablo

    I never heard of Scrapebox before, thank you so much for the insights!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 31st, 2018 at 10:12 am

      No worries Juan, I hope it proves useful!

  9. Pattrick Coopers

    Thank you So much, Sir, For Giving Such A Very Useful information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 17th, 2018 at 11:21 am

      No worries Pattrick :)

  10. Chitti sir


    • Matthew Woodward
      June 12th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      You’re welcome

  11. farhan

    nice information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 8th, 2018 at 8:38 am


  12. Mohammed Ahmed

    Thank you sir. I can’t thank you enough.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 1st, 2018 at 10:02 am

      Hey Mohammed, you are welcome

  13. Akeve

    Thank you for the info and the link to get the scrapebox.
    Do you have a link to purchase the add ons as well like the email extractor?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      You can get all of those in the application itself!

  14. Phil

    One of the best, if not the best Scrapebox tutorials I’ve seen online. Thanks for putting it together and keeping it updated.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Phil!

  15. Bob


    I have got my scrapebox tool today and trying to harvest urls, After loading proxies, footrprints + keywords and when I click on “Start Harvesting” , It harvest 0 results.

    Not sure what I am doing wrong. Is it something has to do with proxies ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 5th, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Read out to Scrapebox support

  16. Chris Lewis

    Thanks for providing such a useful tutorial for Scrapebox. Most of what I have seen elswhere seems to refer to a previous version.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Must keep up to date! Cheers

  17. Kirti

    Thanks for sharing knowledge regarding content lists which helps us increase website traffic as well seo ranking. Traffic is most important thing for a website for expands the business. I appreciate your Post. Thanks for sharing here!

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Expanding the business… words I like to hear

  18. Emmanuel

    Thanks for this post i just downloaded your guide up next is reading it and asking question in place that am confuse

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      feel free to ask any questions you have

  19. Shivam Varshney

    Thanks For Your Post :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 2nd, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      You’re welcome Shivam

  20. Nzekwe Godswill

    Great blog.
    I’m always happy reading your blog post

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Nzekwe

  21. Pat Racco

    Scrapebox is amazing actually. Does anyone know what happened to the Check PageRank button that was on the right side and seems to be disappeared on version 2?



    • Matthew Woodward
      July 11th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      It sure is!

      • Pat Racco
        July 11th, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        Hi Matthew,
        Do you know if there’s some sort of new functionality that replaces the page rank checker?

        • Matthew Woodward
          July 12th, 2017 at 1:33 pm

          No as thats an irrelevant metric, you can look at majestic cf/tf values

  22. Michael Richards

    Is the $97 for Scrapebox a one time charge or is it recurring monthly?

  23. ameer sfkah

    Cool Tool :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2017 at 8:36 am

      It is indeed :)

  24. Sam

    Hello Mathew;
    I saw this Discount link for Scrapebox on your site;
    Is it still valid?
    Best regards.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:36 pm


  25. Tony Tran

    Hi Matt,
    I have a question: Does this tool still work in SEO 2017?
    Thanks for your great post!
    I”l visit your wrbsite more often :),

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 5th, 2017 at 8:57 am

      Yes it has a huge amount of tools and features to help with all of your SEO tasks

  26. Remjasta

    Good day!

    I trying ta make SEO by myself, but I understand, that without SEO tools it’s impossible :(

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 18th, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      Its not impossible you just need an email client and hard work

  27. subham

    Thank You Matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 14th, 2017 at 9:16 am

      No worrys Subham!

  28. Isı Pompası

    Thank you Matthew

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2017 at 9:54 am

      No problem :)

  29. Garry

    Hi i’m not sure about buying this my site does not rank high and i need links but i do not wish to be hit by panda etc

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 20th, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Panda has nothing to do with links

  30. Naveen Malik

    I have heard about the use of scrapebox for making guesst blogging, but never applied that in real even tried many times but couldn’t go through as a lot of websites have given email IDs which are dead from long.
    Recently I have heard of the blog commenting from Matt Cutts Blog – how he is using blog commenting as a weapon to increase SERP but for that you have to be very careful and always post comments on the highest rates pages only.

  31. Rishi Pruthi

    Hi Matt,

    This is super helpful. I am just getting started to implement SEO tactics to my new website (www.rishipruthi.com), and am very thankful that you’ve put Scrapebox together – so so useful!

    Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2016 at 9:04 am

      No problem Rishi, good luck with your site!

  32. Maria Stone

    I don’t know how to use Scapbox. Let try :)
    Thank you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 27th, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      Let me know if you have any questions

  33. simrangoyal

    “hii its really unique information for me”

    “Thanks For Sharing”!!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 21st, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      No problem!

  34. allshops

    Excellent information about scrapebox, will use it for my first steps with this program.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 15th, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Hope it helps you out!

  35. Freddy Olsson

    A very detailed description of how to use Scrapebox for SEO. And very useful. Must have taken a while to write it :) Thanks!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 1st, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Well I can’t claim credit for this one :)

  36. Aysha Haque

    Hi Matthew Sir!

    Definitely an informative post on Scrapebox! Loved the tutorial very much!

    One thing i want to know: Can i get my work done with Free Version or any alternative?


    • Matthew Woodward
      October 26th, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      It depends what you are trying to do

  37. Joe


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 26th, 2016 at 11:39 am

      No problem Joe!

  38. hostkarle


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 26th, 2016 at 12:00 pm


  39. Jessica Lauren Vine

    Hey Matt. You’re the man. Thanks for the great tutorial and all of your awesome web content. :-D #booyah #mrcool

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 8th, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Haha thanks glad you enjoy it!

  40. Derek Gillett

    Scapebox sounds amazing, but somewhat complicated. How have others found it to use as a newcomer to the SEO field?

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 1st, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      It’s not that difficult to use really, the main problem is it does so much stuff that its hard to know which stuff to do first :P

  41. Sultan Movie


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 10th, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      No problem :)

  42. Lynelle Danko

    Hey ideas , I Appreciate the info ! Does anyone know where my assistant could possibly find a blank IRS 1023 form to fill out ?

  43. custom surfboard shaper

    wondering if you know of any other software that offers this service for free?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 8th, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      No sorry, you get what you pay for =/

  44. Atul

    Hi Matt Can we have a tutorial on scraping the meta info from a given given and checking the socials and having the final output out title description and links

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      I’m not 100% sure what you are asking for, can you provide more info please?

  45. nikhil

    thanks you good post keep it up waiting for more posts

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2016 at 9:55 am

      No problem Nikhil :)

  46. Guru Marketer

    Hi Matthew, your social locker is great and i wanted to implement it in my site :( without succes, can you point me to a tutorial or guide ??
    +1 given to the post

  47. robin

    After following instructions still have not been able to find link to download ebook

  48. Harris

    Hello there, thank you so much for these amazing tutorials. I am generally the field of SEO.
    I have created a new website and now need to make it popular(I mean watched by lots of people) as it is a marketplace. It is a WordPress website. (not that it matters).
    Do you suggest ScrapeBox or GSA SER for backlinks and traffic generation?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 2nd, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      What makes you think SEO is the answer to making it popular? What other promotion are you doing?

  49. david wall

    Thanks for the tips I hope they still work.I hope that my comment makes it on to blog too

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Yeah they are great :)

  50. Will Hall

    Hey Matt,

    This is awesome, I have owned scrapebox for years and have used a wide variety of its features. I help run a Web Design and SEO service and had essentially put my black-hat days behind me. These new wonderful white hat uses for Scrape-box is awesome. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction. Would it be alright for me to add a link to here from my blog section: http://www.w3mediaexperts.com/category/blogs/ Let me know. Thanks Again!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Scrapebox is a true swiss army knife :) Feel free to do what you wish :)

  51. Tom

    Thanks Matt! Just started my own niche site and this pdf covers everything I need to know about Scrapebox. An excellent resource and free! Cannot thank you enough :)

    http://www.survivalseverything.com is my site, nowhere near finished yet but when it is this resource will be invaluable


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 14th, 2015 at 8:43 am

      No problem Tom, good luck with your site :)

  52. Tyler

    Do you know how can we use Scrapebox as trial? Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      I don’t think you can

  53. Luka

    hello matthew
    i’m fan of your blog

    so i’m going to purchase GSA SER and GSA CB and i want to have discover and scrape the list for link building via GSA SER.. so can scrapebox scrape high quality list of websites to use for link building? and also can i scrape list for tier 1 and tier 2 ?

  54. Jules

    Hey Matthew,
    Do you know any place where to get good auto approve lists for scrapebox? i’m buying now from fiverr but most of them are bad!

  55. Udo

    I own scrapebox but it is very annoying to use because of its bad coding in a few ways. For example, it freeze may times in havester in some condition, especially long time harvest, however, I could recovery but need a bit addition works. It freeze at random points, sometime I forget to save progress. It a piece of awesome software but I could be better.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Sounds like you are running it on a budget VPS or a computer with not much ram/cpu power with too many threads than it can handle.

  56. Zachary Gottlieb

    Hi Matt,

    Just checking out your guide, though I click on the link and it takes me to Jacob King’s website and guide? I was under the impression that you had one as well :/



    • Matthew Woodward
      February 21st, 2015 at 7:41 am

      I published it here on Jacobs request

  57. Praiz

    Great tutorials Matt, thanks for taking the time to share. I just learned about scrapebox and am going to purchase it right away.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 10th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      No problem, good luck!

  58. nicefor

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial! I have just starting using scrapebox, or better… trying to use it. Time for me to study!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2014 at 2:34 am

      Haha practice makes perfect!

  59. Mike

    Hi Matt, thanks fot this tutorial, it is very helpful!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 10th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      No problem :)

  60. Blake Matthew

    Hi Matt, first off – thanks for this write-up. I’m familiarising myself with this and wondering if you can suggest one or two awesome ways the scrapebox can be used in conjunction with Majestic SEO? Just diggin’ for great ideas. Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 3rd, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      What problem are you trying to solve?

  61. Bridget

    Am I right in thinking I do not specifically need ScrapeBox to build my target site list if I have GSA Search Engine Ranker ?

    I know though that ScrapeBox has many many many other great features (that I use a lot – mainly from your tutorials here) but speficially for target site lists can I just use GSA instead – rather than target in SB – export – import to GSA etc

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 29th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      That is correct – although you can use Scrapebox separately to scrape sites and feed them into GSA

  62. Jonathon D

    It’s amazing how many white hat uses that ScrapeBox has. I have been investigating it a lot and trying to learn more and the guide linked here was amazing. It helped a lot! Thanks for this post. I found that ScrapeBox is a GREAT keyword research tool and even serves a purpose in the white hat arena.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 23rd, 2014 at 2:34 am

      Let me know if you have any questions!

  63. joe mastriano, CPA

    I shared on facebook, but don’t see the link to download your manual- so please show me, thanks

  64. gio

    matt – you mention resource pack, where is that

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 25th, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Not for this tutorial

  65. Khoa

    Hi Matt,

    I heard that scrapebox does not act effect for SEO nowaday, I dont know it’s real or not, because I intend to buy it, how do you think?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 17th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      It has a great range of uses as you can see above!

  66. adeolu

    hi,i would like to know how long it will take scrapebox to harvest 100 pr5 sites and comment on them

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 9th, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      There is no accurate answer to that question. But once you have the URL’s, like 5 seconds to drop the comments.

  67. angello

    Hi matt, i want to buy the best spinner and scrape box, but right now i can only buy one of them, as a beginner which one do you think would be more useful for me?
    Thanks for your support

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      They are two very different tools, it depends what you want to do at the moment

  68. Tony Nguyen

    Hi Matt! I never heard about this Scrapebox. I couldn’t get clear about your writing much.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 8th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Its the swiss army knife of SEO tools!

  69. Marty

    Hi Mat. What is the content locker tool you use for this page?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2013 at 10:42 am
      • Noshi Merry
        December 22nd, 2016 at 1:27 pm

        Dear Marty,

        Could you please help me to use content locker with its premium features on my website, I use it but it always expire after five days and then after a lot of trouble I have to set it again.

        • Matthew Woodward
          December 31st, 2016 at 2:16 pm

          How do you mean it expires?

  70. Sunny

    Hi Matt, you may delete this comment after reading. I just wanted to say you “Thanks from heart”. Learning from you.


    • Matthew Woodward
      December 1st, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Thanks for your kind words!

  71. John Doubios

    I cant find a link on your site to buy scrapebox, dont you have an affiliate with them? your listed 2nd below scrapebox.com for scrapebox, so I’d be pleased to earn you some affiliate dollars from my purchase

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 14th, 2013 at 12:45 pm


      They dont have an affiliate program but thanks for your kind thought!

  72. Steve Jack

    Hello Matt,

    Right now ‘m getting information about scrapbox and suggest from some marketers. How to use scrapbox and what can i get from this tool.

    I saw this post from google. Really help out your tutorial.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 10th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Glad it helped you out, theres lots of things you can do with Scrapebox!

      • Amit
        November 19th, 2013 at 8:36 am

        Hi Matt,

        Uber Blog for me, I visit here almost daily now….can I get some sort of discount on ScrapeBox or do u have a link/aff.link If I wanted to buy that.
        One more thing, what is better for backlink profiling, Spyglass or Ahrefs.

        Best regards,

        • Matthew Woodward
          November 19th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

          Hi Amit,

          The cheapest place to buy it from is http://www.scrapebox.com/bhw

          Ahrefs has a bigger database, but SEO spyglass pulls live data =\

          • Jay T
            July 17th, 2014 at 6:57 am

            Hi Matt,

            Just said I’d let you and your readers know that you can get scrape box for cheaper. I just bought it through http://kingwarrior.co/scrapebox-discount

            Now to learn how to use it. Your tutorial should come in handy.

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